The Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Level of study
Postgraduate taught masters
Subject area
EU, Cyprus, Malta, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, The, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Dominica, Fiji, Gambia, The, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia, UK
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closed 10/02/2022 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

The Countess of Munster Musical Trust was established in 1958 by Lady Munster to help young musicians achieve their full potential towards securing careers as performers. The trustees offer an award open singers or instrumentalists looking to undertake performance-based classical or jazz music postgraduate study, composers looking to undertake postgraduate study in composition and exceptional jazz musicians looking for funding towards their final year of a performance-based jazz undergraduate course.

Value of Award

Dependant on musical ability.

Eligibility Criteria

The current policy of the Trust is to consider candidates (instrumentalists, singers and composers) for study awards who satisfy the following residency criteria:

  • The applicant has either been resident in the UK for over ten years since birth or alternatively has successfully completed (by the end of the current academic year) at least three academic years of full-time study in a UK higher education institution (University / Music Conservatoire).
  • The applicant can prove that, based on the laws and regulations in force at the closing date for applications and his/her personal circumstances, he/she automatically has permission to continue to reside and work in the UK following completion of higher education.
  • In view of the transitional nature this year of the UK’s relationship with the European Union, the Trustees would like to clarify that, provided that long-term residents of EEA countries are able to show three academic years of full-time study in a UK higher education institution, they will this year be accepted as eligible to apply.
  • Commonwealth Candidates:  reflecting the Trust’s long record of supporting outstanding candidates from the Commonwealth, an exception will be made to the above criteria in the case of applicants who are long-term residents of Commonwealth countries. These candidates’ applications should be for study in the UK only.
  • Applicants currently studying in the UK on a Tier 4 student visa are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply

The application form, as well as full details of the application process, is avilable form the Countess of Munster Musical Trust website.


Trust Secretary